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Well that’s it, the WRT is done and dusted for another year. As usual, riders headed out across the hills, mountains and (very steep) valleys of mid-Wales. Some were in search of a little adventure while others were in search of a little pub tucked out of the way somewhere … both camps succeeded in their goals.
The rain and cold has become something of a given at the WRT but this year the tables were turned. Blue sky’s and sunshine were the order of the day (well until Monday afternoon) which meant great riding, the biggest views in the world and nights that were cold enough to catch out the brave or foolhardy who packed for summer conditions.
The customary weigh-in and prize draw went ahead before the start and a cake and tea frenzy awaited everyone at the finish, as it does every year. I can’t tell you much about what went on between these two things because I wasn’t there. If you’re at all interested then there’s plenty of pictures here and a superb video that really captures what the WRT’s about here.
Thanks to the generosity of all those riding and those companies who donated prizes (AlpKit, Bikepack, Wildcat Gear, CycleMiles) I’m happy to report that the Wales Air Ambulance is now £1480 better off than they were this time last week.
This years T shirt – ironically it didn’t rain for once!
Team Bear Bones at the weigh-in … luckily it’s only for bikes and kit.
Nick and Kenny from AlpKit brought along some prototype gear …
… it’ll be coming to internet very shortly.

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